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Mar 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and more transparent opd. the oakland police department is stepping up tonight and vowing for key changes to invest in the city's trust. jordan also wants the public to know that his cops are on the job and dedicated to doing the right thing. nbc bay area cheryl herd is live in oakland where transparency is the word of the evening. >> it is, indeed. keith jordan is telling me tonight that it's time to set the record straight. he says there's been so much negativity about his department in the press that he says it's time to speak out. >> the public has a right to know. >> some members of the public often criticizes oakland's police department from withholding the truth. his department is opened and transparent. >> you know, when we do something wrong, i'll be the first person to stand before you and admit that we do something wrong. >> case in point, ronald raw. his case in point murder conviction recently overturned after seven years. jordan admits mistakes were made in his department. >> jordan says he's not prepared to apologize to chow band. >> suddenly, you know, i was put all over t
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
. this was a long time coming. the last time the oakland police department actually had a class of new officers go through the academy, graduate, get their badge and hit the streets, that was in 2008, while oakland's crime problem keeps going up. today 38 new police officers got their badges here in oakland pinned for the first time by chief howard jordan. the numbers are sobering. right now oakland has 611 officers on the street. so this brings that number to 649. police chief howard jordan has said he'd like to have 1,000 officers helping to bring crime down. these new officers have been in the academy for about six months and will eventually be part of a new crime fighting strategy. chief jordan announced, of neighborhood policing. one of the biggest complaints is calling in a crime and not getting the reaction they hoped for. he said the new officers will help that and boost moral. >> we're not out there alone and city made a long-term commitment to staffing the department. it will help the citizens of oakland, one of the complaints we generally get is the response time, how long it takes for
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Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
will help in the search for a missing oakland woman. erika mascaraleras vanished three days ago. she owns her own i.t. company, last seen near 34th and telegraph where a surveillance camera caught a photo of her. her cell phone stopped working thursday afternoon. investigators hoping to recover the last location her phone registered. her mother says she is frustrated with how police are responding. >> we do feel if your daughter was missing or your sister or your family member just disappeared, you would be frantic to find some answers. we need the law enforcement professionals to help us. >> oakland once again the volunteers at the first congressional church in oakland planning to fan out in the neighborhood if you can help locate her, you are asked to please call the oakland police. >>> a homeowner living in an east foothills neighborhood is demanding police take action on a recent burglary spree before the crime turns more violent. paul majors says three people broke into his woodley drive home stealing $20,000 worth of valuables. the break-in was caught on video by his next-door neigh
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Mar 12, 2013 11:00pm PDT
, an accountant in san leandro realized he was on oakland's most wanted list. it was a mistake, but he had to pay the price. what happened next sent the accountant into hiding. >> suddenly i was put all over the tv, the internet, and i was scared and nervous for my life. >> oakland police mistakenly connected him to a gang shooting. van eventually came forward but spent three days in jail before being released with an apology. his photo and name, however, remained on the most wanted list for six months. today he filed a lawsuit and asked the department to work aggressively to clear his name. the oakland city attorney had no comment pending an investigation. >>> and big changes, a demand for more transparency at the silicon valley restaurants, major flaws have been exposed. >> reporter: right now, silicon valley restaurants are not graded or scored and they don't have to publicly post their inspection reports. last month, we uncovered how the system and restaurants are failing to provide diners with clear information. today, the board agreed. calling for major change. >> is there any sort of short
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Mar 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
in the next couple of months. nice to see. new video out of oakland where dozens of occupy protesters took ton the streets of the downtown area last night demanding change and damaging several banks in the area. police say nearly 50 protesters vandalized atm machines and smashed that window. they say the window is at the landmark tribune tower, the former home of the oakland tribune. right now, no word on arrests. >>> new this morning, sheriff deputies in napa county are investigating why a deadly officer involved shooting happened. the police tried to pull over a man driving a white pickup truck right around 10:00 last night. the driver refused to stop. then led police on a short chase. at some point authorities say the officers filed shots at the suspect near newell drive and that man died at the scene. right now, not many details why the officers opened fire. we do know no officers were hurt. >>> on the lookout for a suspected bank robber released from jail on a technicality. he is believed to be armed and dangerous. police arrested this man early this month accused of robbing a bank and ho
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Mar 11, 2013 5:00am PDT
and lives here in oakland. >> how would you feel if your daughter was missing, your sister, your family member? just disappeared. you would be frantic to find some answers. we need law enforcement, the professionals, to help us. >> the volunteers of the first congregational church in oakland gathered last night to plan out their search today. her family hasn't been very happy with the police response and will be back near 34th and telegraph today. we are told she had planned to visit her brother in dallas last friday, had that plane ticket but never used it. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> 5:03. all lanes of highway four have reopened after a deadly crash overnight near discovery bay. they responded to a report of a car hitting a ped on east highway ford near newport drive. they say the ped died at the scene. >> to help prevent more weapons from being ripped off, trunks on unmarked san francisco police cars cannot longer be released by the buttons. it comes after an ar-15 was stolen out of an unmarked cop car. the police chief says the window was smashe
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Mar 11, 2013 11:00am PDT
oakland woman is asking for your help to find her. they are canvassing parts of oakland and also san francisco as we speak trying to find anyone who may know where she is. nbc bay area's christie smith in oakland on the latest search efforts. good morning. >> good morning to you, marla. friends say this is totally out of character for erica maskaleris. they say she wouldn't be gone this long without contacting someone if something wasn't seriously long. they handed out flyers but the family is trying to get help from the oakland police department to try and bring the 31-year-old back home. friends and volunteers handed out flyers at the macarthur bart station in oakland, bus. last seen going out for a job. security camera spotted her around 8:00. sheaves 5'3", 220. her family said she jogged regularly after she lost her husband to cancer last year. she owns an ip company and lives in oakland. her mom told me one of her last computer searches did involve a park in san francisco. >> we're thinking one way she was out jogging, came to bart and went to the city and maybe folks saw her th
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Mar 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
>>> the mother of an oakland woman would like you to help find her daughter. she disappeared while out on her jog. christie smith is here with new details on this case and where people will gather to try and find this young lady. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. i just got off the phone with one of the organizers. he tells me they are going to be meeting at 7:00 this morning at 34th and international -- or 34th and telegraph where she was last seen trying to canvas the area. they are trying to gather information from her cell phone. it went dead thursday afternoon. the 31-year-old was last seen thursday morning. a surveillance camera spotted her jogging at 8:00 in the morning wearing gray sweats from top to bottom. she hasn't been seen since. she lives and works in oakland. her mom traveled all the way from fresno desperate for answers. >> now, she is not here with us. we want to know where she is. because this is not like her to just disappear. >> we are told she had a plane ticket to see her brother in dallas on friday. she had that but never used it. volunteers at the firs
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
oakland, berkeley, and three other cities in the bay area today. the flags are waves as the supreme court justices hear arguments for and against same-sex marriage. >> i think it's an important decision, and it's a part of history and evolution of our society. so it's something that i definitely support. >> reporter: the support for gay marriage is overwhelming in much of the bay area. for people like charles, who was married in san francisco in 2008 -- >> even my husband's even cried over it. it's just awful. and it's just not fair. >> reporter: fairness and equality is what he is looking for from a supreme court decision. >> i've been with my husband, it'll be 18 years in august. if anybody tells me that my marriage is any less than a heterosexual marriage, i'd disagree completely. just look at my life. >> reporter: protectmarriage.com is one of the groups who fought hard for proposition 8 in 2008 banning gay marriage. the push for prop 8 started after some 4,000 same-sex couples flooded san francisco's city hall to tie the knot in 2004. in a statement released today, the group sa
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Mar 5, 2013 4:30am PST
early from both directions so that may be a reason for slowing through oakland. so far it looks like things are on schedule there or early getting into the city construction getting off that skyway nothing unusual heading toward the golden gate bridge. back to you. >>> 4:32. now to a follow-up to a story we first brought you yesterday morning. overnight the coast guard pulled a stolen yacht out of shallow waters in pacifica and right now it's on the move again. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live in the east bay now. i know that you covered this story all morning long yesterday. what is next for this boat? >> reporter: good morning, marla. we're waiting to see this luxury sailboat towed into the richmond marina where we're waiting this morning. another strange chapter in an unusual story. the boat ran aground yesterday morning in pacifica. in the end three people were arrested and that's because the luxury yacht had been reported stolen about 1:00 a.m. from the yacht harbor. three home onboard refused help from the coast guard when they were stranded in pacifica. they t
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
into sippy cups. >> two heavyweights in oakland politics are denying some serious accusations tonight. long time council members are accused of misconduct. were they caught red handed or is this a case of dirty politics. cheryl, how did the council members respond? >> reporter: well, the council -- both council members are denying the allegations. but they say it's important to note that these allegations are inside this report. no charges have been filed. now, this report is now with the district attorney's office. but, the allegations are serious. >> there is no justifiable reason to break the law. >> courtney ruby says they've been breaking the law by directing staff to push a $2 million demolition contract at the oakland army base toward turner group construction. >> the hotline that we operate, we've received tips that individuals are concerned of council member interference. >> the report claims of 14 instances of interference. council member brooks violated the charter 12 times. reid, one time. the report says there was one other violation by one of his staff members. >> i don't blam
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Mar 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
leaders later this morning. tracie potts, nbc news. >>> findings against two oakland county city council members could result in a misdemeanor and cost them their seat. the report claims council president, larry reads and descy brooks interfered with a $2 million construction track. courtney rubie says her audit proofs reed and brooks broke the law when they directed staff to push a $2 million demolition track at the oakland army base toward turner group construction. this report claims brook had violated the city charter 12 times, read one time and another by one of his staff members. >> this is clearly coercing and influencing the contracting project. >> i should have voted on it. now, i'm bearing the brunt of the city auditor's report. the city attorney forwarded the audit to the allamet da district attorney's office. it is very important to note, no charges have been filed with these allegations. south bay residents have another chance to turn in guns for cash. santa clara county hosting its second gun buy back event starting tomorrow morning in east san jose. the first one was held
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Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. they've linked to a case gang, accused of oakland's most violent crimes. officers arrested 18 suspected gang members and seized 11 firearms during a scene of early morning raid yesterday. it is unclear whether any arrested are linked with this robbery. >>> not guilty, the plea from the san jose man accused of trying to bomb an oakland bank as part of a terrorist plot. he faces federal charges for trying to bomb a bank of america branch in oakland last month. he tried to detonate a bomb he didn't realize was a fake. it was created under the supervision of an undercover fbi agent. if convicted yuneza faces life in prison. >>> berkeley's world famous chez panise could reopen next weekend. an early morning fire yesterday badly damaged the front built by woodworkers four decades ago. the flames broke out under the front porch of the downstairs dining room. the sprinkler system kept the fire from spreading inside. legendary chef and co-founder alice waters. >> it had redwood and all of the things we aren't using anymore. i'm heartbroken about it. it's no longer there. it's gone. it's the piec
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Mar 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
, but right now is with an we're focusing on. metering lights are on the the toll plaza. oakland, piedmont, emeriville, berkeley have that orange overlay. that's our weather system tied to the traffic system, showing you with this is where fog and low clouds will be an issue for your drive as far as visibility goes. also showing the change, watch that 680 off the venetia bridge. we do have a christmas tree in the lanes. that's not seasonable for this -- maybe folk are a little late getting it out of their house. 101 heading past the marin/sonoma county line, a deadly accident overnight. it is countercommute and out of lanes, it sounds like. southbound out of the fog, petaluma, santa rosa, we see the slowing commute. san mateo bridge, tough to see itself. highway 92, getting down into the south bay, things are moving nicely. maps through the area show a nice drive through 101. >> it is hard to make tlout. >> whatever it is that's there. >>> 6:08 right now. coming up, can the antibiotic you just took lead to a deadly heart condition? the nationwide warning just announced by the fda. >>> gett
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
it in pacifica. he is being held on $1 million bail. >>> the oakland police department is working on a brand new way to fight crime. the department will talk about a plan to redistrict switching from the current format of two to simply one made up of five smaller districts. that first would be in east oakland and should be in place by saturday. east district would be managed by two police captains who would then be responsible for community outreach and officer deployment. they would report ultimately to chief howard jordan. the department feels this is the best way to deal with crime considering it's limited number of officers. >>> starting this morning, b.a.r.t. begins a test run for passengers who ride bikes. christie smith live with details. >> reporter: good morning. we just took a look inside the mcarthur b.a.r.t. station. the signs are up. they are flashing this morning letting everyone know that you are likely to see a whole lot more bikes on the train all week. this is actually the second test that bart has done on expanded action s access for bicycles. instead of one day a week, it is
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
san jose to san francisco. can't rule out a bit of drizzle back for oakland. two things we are watching. the first one is colder weather as head into tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures dropping to the 30s up into the north bay. and the other thing that we are monitoring is a weekend forecast. going to be changing. we will talk about the warm weather and how high the temperatures will go coming up in the full forecast. >>> estimated 9,000 people in san jose are affiliated with a gang and one of them may be responsible for the city's latest shooting, a teenager shot on the east sietd. the san jose community is getting creative on how to stop this rising violence. among the ideas, a change of clothing. kris sanchez joins us with ideas that other cities could possibly use. >> reporter: hi, there. for the last two years san jose police say that the number of gang homicides have accounted for about half of all of the homicides in the city of san jose. a crime prevention and a gang prevention expert says that is only half of the story. all quiet near fischer middle school
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Mar 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
is in charge? it's a well-kept secret, but a federal judge is named a compliance director. oakland is also bringing in police chief bill brat on. here is nbc bay area from oakland. >> 42 members at the police academy got to see from the chief how to help oakland become a safer city. >> it's a goods way to see what police officers do for them. >> what are they see are hired consultants trying to take over the department run by a chief who makes $257,000 a year and administrator who makes $282,000. the good news is homicides are down in the first quarter of the year by 24%. that seems not to be enough. former lapd chief bill brat on is in town and the city hired him to help oakland come up with ways to get rid of violence on the city streets. brat on and the chief and he had a number of people on the team. . >> they had a court-ordered monitor and a judge issued an order to hire tom phrase rer to oversee the department which has been struggling to comply since 2000. >> what's disturbing to me is not knowing with all the disturbance going on in the city, now we don't know if our chief will be
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Mar 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
federal grant to create a task force of sheriff's deputies, oakland police and the chp to help make up for oakland's under staffed department and get a handle on criminals creating problems throughout the region. >> criminals in oakland just don't stay in oakland. they use the 880 corridor to go in and out of other cities. >> they have the crime problem but it's the criminals don't recognize borders. >> reporter: police chief ken james says 95% of emeryville crime is committed by people of other cities, often oakland. >> if we need extra help for a problem area, there are 90 experienced officers we can call on to give us a hand. i can't think of any chief that would say this is a bad idea. >> reporter: he says he will have his team ready to spear head the effort. >> we think that if we can have a direct approach on targeted areas we will be successful. >> reporter: congress woman barbara lee is behind the plan and she is doing her best to secure the federal funds. he would like to get the task force on the street right away realistically he says it will take at least a year and a half
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Mar 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
gold artifact stolen from the oakland museum is back. police returned that artifact shown here, a jewelry box, to the museum today. the box is worth about $800,000. it was stolen in january. investigators say on sunday they arrest this had man, a parolee andre franklin, and they found evidence on him that linked him not only to the burglary in january but also to another burglary in november of last year. franklin has been charged in both crimes. the museum has said it made internal changes to protect its valuables. >> we have really worked tirelessly for about four months to improve and are still working to make sure that is -- that everything we can do is in place. >> police are still searching for a few items that were stolen including two pistols and some gold nuggets. >> a semiautomatic rifle like this one stole friend an unmarked san francisco police car found across the bay. oakland officers traced the ar-15 to a house on the 1300 block. several people were detained but no one arrested. they are still trying to figure out how the rifle taken from the patrol car on saturd
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Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
, "today in the bay." >>> we also have another developing story. police in san francisco and oakland search for two men accused of pistol whipping a victim during a home invasion robbery. san francisco police say two men wearing dark clothing forced their way into a home on 23rd street in potrero hill. the suspects took the victim's iphone and took off. right now the suspects are still on the loose. >>> this morning the chp still trying to figure out exactly why a person hit and killed on highway 237 was trying to cross that freeway in the first place. that person was hit and killed by a car trying to cross eastbound 237 near north 1st street in san jose about 8:45 last night. the chp says the driver of the car remained at the scene and called police. the driver says he didn't even see a car on the side of the road and that person was "apparently running across the lanes." >>> happening now, more than 100 people living at a homeless encampment in san jose will soon be on the move. the city will start clearing out the camp located south of mineta airport in just a for you hours from now. bob
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Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
bay area news. >>> oakland mayor jean kwan is apologizing for a class on how to pick locks. when she supported a lock picking class, it didn't go overwhelm with a city that burglaries spiked 40% last year. the mayor said she'll do a better job reviewing listings in the future. >>> the agency's board of directors decided to adopt boosting fees based on bhanldz. an average one-way fare will go up 19 cents starting in january. in oakland, it's a $5 flat rate. some parking rate also go up as early as april. others follow in about a year. >> now to an follow. the city of san jose is set to clear out a massive homeless encampment. we brought you the story about this. the cleanup will take place a week from tomorrow. at least 100 people are living in that makeshift tent city on spring street between taylor and heading street. each day, cleanup cost san jose between $5,000 and $10,000, depending on the size of the encampment. >>> a followup to a story we brought you yesterday. the huge sinkhole caused by a water main break in san francisco. it's been filled. at least six homes are yellow tag
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Mar 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
discovered programs in place at most of the nation's major airports. including sfo, oakland and san jose, where airport specialists can shoot and kill birds that pose a risk of colliding with aircraft taking off or landing. >> as soon as we are finding planes and birds are flying, there will be a conflict. >> a qualified biologist, he serves as a wild life biologist with the fish and wild life service in sacramento. they issue permits to shoot and kill birds but only after everything else has failed to scare off the birds. >> when dealing with a bird. we want lethal removal to the the last option t we want it to be a direct threat to human health and safety. >> at sfo, there's been 211 bird collisions in the last two years, up significantly. and in oakland international. 115 and where just this january, they began using live ammunition to shoot birds the faa recorded 114 collisions, down from the previous two years. >>> and during the first month and a half of the program. wild life officers killed a dozen birds at sjc and in oakland, they report shoots less than 100 a month, or 1200 bir
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Mar 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
220 pounds. she was last seen walking on 34th and telegraph on oakland. she's been having a tough time since her husband died last year. a $1,000 reward is offered for her safe return. anyone with information, call the oakland police department. >>> an under cover operation led to six women under prostitution charges. cops met the women at various motels. they were arrested. the suspects from from oakland, san jose and vallejo. their ages range from 18 to 46. >>> three people dead and one fighting for her death. it happened on the 100 block of eastmoor avenue. monty francis is there with an update on the investigation. >> good evening. we are told by a family friend the three people killed are all part of the same family, a mother and her two sons, ages 16 and 23. the fourth person in the car is a girlfriend of one of the sons. she's listed in critical condition. there's a considerable amount of debris here in the road along with flowers and candles left in memory of the victims. the red car was parked here, making a u-turn from the parking spot when a bmw came speeding down the street
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Mar 13, 2013 4:30am PDT
at oakland zoo's hospital. prosecutors have not filed any animal cruelty charges in this case. >>> it's expected they'll extend a $60 annual fee to students, first implemented in 2007 to help the uc system pay tuition funds for students. saying they improperly raised fees in 2003 and 2004. governor jerry brown is expected to be at today's meeting. later on this morning, governor brown joining u.s. secretary of the interior, ken salazaar in san francisco, where they are expected to make a significant announcement about renewable energy. >>> placed tenth at the u.s. talent search. 16-year-old shahana of palo alto. program officials say 1,700 students entered that research in biochemistry, math, e engineering and medicine. congratulations to her. >> monumental congratulations. 20 grand will come in handy. >>> i'll tell you what else will come in handy, nice weather. >> sunglasses. >> and a meteorologist to tell you it will be even warmer today than where we ended up yesterday. make sure you're ready for that. love seeing more women in the science field. as we head throughout the day toda
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Mar 14, 2013 4:30am PDT
an oakland rapper on the las vegas strip and causing a fiery crash is scheduled to be in a los angeles courtroom later today. lamar harris will attend an identification hearing. he is asking prosecutors to prove he is lamar harris before they extradite him. it is not clear who will testify. he got in a fight with oakland rapper, kenny "clutch" cherry on february 21st. he allegedly chased cherry down las vegas boulevard and fired five shots in the maserati he was driving. he hit another man and killed the driver and passenger. >>> the woman accused of kicking a toddler on golden gate park on monday is expected to be in court. 24-year-old sabrina bell allegedly walked past a man and his daughter and kicked the little girl in her chest. luckily, she was not seriously hurt. they say she threatened to kill other children before running away. no word on what provoked that attack. >> parents at a morgan hill daycare want to know why it took so long for staff to report a teacher after she allegedly tried to drug a group of toddlers. dozens of administrators meeting at the kiddy academy. friday
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Mar 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
high school and bishop o'dowd in oakland. it is not known if the two victims played on his teams. anyone with information is urged to call orinda police >>> extra police on air gone high school in san mateo following a threat of violence posted online. it was posted anonymously on the facebook confession page where students go to post problems and hear back from other students about potential solutions. clifford knauss is a leading expert on how people interact with technology. one possible cause is that facebook and other social media reduce the need for face to face int actions among young people. >> they become extremely stressful. there is pressure on social media to be more positive on things like facebook pages. in some sense, the only place they can express their negative feelings become these anonymous sites. >> police are not releasing the exact content of this threat. some parents telling nbc bay area they are considering keeping their children out of school today. because the anonymous posts on facebook confession page. argon high school says it is taking it very serio
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Mar 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
was hurt. he is now recovering at the children's hospital oakland. if you say anything strange in the area, you are edge couraged to contact antioch police. >>> and as we mentioned this is the third time this week that a child has been shot and hospitalized in the east bay. a 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in oakland and a 1-year-old was shot in the neck, both are out of the hospital and recovering. a suspect in a deadly shooting in the east bay was arrested. he is accused of firing shots near the bus zone at the bayfair bart station killing an innocent bi stander waiting for a bus. yesterday, a unit on patrol in east oakland spotted him and took him into custody. >>> you now to storm watch, the rain has moved in and sos that lightening and thunder. this is video of east of san jose, we slowed down the video and you can see how far that lighten traveled. pretty incredible. >> yeah, to watch the lightening crawl across the base of the cloud. we had cloud to cloud lightening and cloud to ground lightening. can see the light -- you can see the lightening over to the east, a lot of li
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Mar 10, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. oakland police did confirm for us the missing persons case but they would not provide an update on the investigation and, of course, if you can help locator rick a, you're asked to call the oakland police. live in oakland tonight, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> oakland police are also looking for witnesses to an overnight shooting that left a man from san francisco dead. police say the victim was driving an aston martin in the old town neighborhood at 3:00 this morning when someone in another car shot at him. the victim drove a few more block where's he apparently got out of the car and collapsed. that's a dpu few blocks from the oakland police headquarters. >>> people in the coastal town of santa cruz are paying tribute to the officers killed in the line of duty last week. people signed up for an 18-mile memorial bike ride. in a community still reeling from the killings it's one of the many local tributes to honor baker and butler. >> everybody came together for, you know, for one reason and it's to honor those who serve and those who have been lost, you know, while servi
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
in oakland coaching for bishop o'dowd high school. the da says the charges are for two victims. they suspect there are more victims out there. if you have any information, you are asked to call the police. >>> this morning, heavy fog may be to blame for an overnight crash sending two people to the hospital in san francisco. this all happened near west pore tall muni station. a couple was crossing the street when they were hit by a vehicle. police, not official cli saying it was the fog that caused that crash but they do say it played ale in a number of crashes around the bay area last night. >> it has been quite a foggy evening out here in the sunset. probably, the rest of the city as well. we have had a few accidents earlier. it has been quite foggy and a little drizzly. >> police tell us that man that was hit will be okay. however, the condition of the elderly woman who was with him remains unknown. >> new details. the oakland auditor has released a report showing some city council members inappropriately influencing city operations. the report reveals 14 different times council members or
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
marriage as between one man and one woman. in oakland and berkeley, they will be flying the rainbow flag at the respective city halls. there are also a number of vigils going on at the state building here in san francisco both tonight and tomorrow night. reporting live, kristy myth. >>> our coverage of the prop 8 argument continues throughout the morning. coming up at 5:40, we will go live outside the court where people are paying thousands just to get inside. we will cover this story all morning long online at nbcbayarea.com. >>> breaking news from overseas where italy's highest criminal court has ordered an appeals court to rehear the murder case involving amanda knox and her ex-boyfriend. arturo santiago is live in our newsroom with details. good morning. >> good morning, marla. we will let others decide if the timing of this court decision is good or bad for amanda knox. she is about to make her first public appearance on tv next month when her book comes out. a new trial is something she was hoping would not happen. it was back in 2007 that amanda knox and her then boyfriend were ac
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Mar 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
extensive parachute training. >>> oakland police are redeveloping photos of a bank robbery hoping the public can help identify the suspect. just before noon on tuesday this man approached a teller at a bank on harrison street and demanded money. after the robbery he ran off and was seen walking in the area of 20th and wester streets. he's described as in his 40s with a shaved head and a thin mustache. now to an be nbc bay area follow-up. controversial singer michelle shock turned her show into a protest performance in santa cruz last night. she staged a sit-in wearing a mask across her mouth with the message silenced by fear. the santa cruz club mo's ally canceled after a performance in san fr san francisco earlier this month. the jazz club turned off her mike after the crowd became angry with her anti-gay statement. she wouldn't answer questions last night instead inviting bystanders to sign her white jump shoot. earlier on twitter she called it an art project. >> you may not recognize him by name but chances are you know vic stevenson's song called "you're still a young man." >> stevens wa
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Mar 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
with his parents was hit in the torso and is recovering in children's hospital in oakland this morning. no one else was hurt. authorities say the shotses were fired from the g street overcrossing. if you have any information on the shooting you are asked to call antioch police. >>> also in the east bay, a suspect in a deadly shooting in january is now under arrest this morning. police arrested 18-year-old jabri bennett on friday. he is accused of firing shots at a bart station on january 19th killing kenneth sheets an innocent bystander who was just wait for example a bus. police identified bennett as a prime suspect in january, but have not been able to locate him. a policeman on patrol spotted bennett and took him into custody. this morning two men from the bay area are wanted for a bank heist. this is video of the robbery. the two men stole more than $1 million in gold, jewelry and artifacts from an historical collection in eureka. the crime actually happened more than a year ago, but the suspects were just named by authorities. 49-year-old david johnson of el cerrito, 51 scott bai
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Mar 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
. oakland, you have less than a quarter mile available to you right now, half a mile in napa. santa rosa has been going in and out all morning long. take it to the future cast. more fog developing between now and 7:00 am. after that, it will start to burn off. after 10:00 am, mostly clear conditions from san jose all the way to freemont. fog from san francisco to oakland, that will clear out by 11:00. all that sunshine coming in early. 83 in gilroy today. lucky in san jose even before saint patrick's day. your forecast around the corner as well. heading out that front door right now, let's check your drive. hello, mike. >> good morning. >>> to the south bay. all the way in the distance. center screen, watching for s w slowdowns that showed up. left and right. same view on our maps. direction there in north 880, good amount of slowing to the north. but i didn't see anything. turn the map north at the top again, that's the way it travels off 17. see that road at bascom? we still have activity there. we have a concert tonight, maroon 5, our friend adam levine playing tonight. there may be acti
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
to that, he coached six seasons at bishop o'dowd in oakland until 2005. investigators this morning are not saying if his victims actually play for him. they are doing their best to protect their identities. they are not releasing their names. if you have any information about these cases or know where joe kaufman is, you are asked to call orinda police. for now, live in palo alto, marla tallez, "today in the bay." >>> new this morning, day two of president obama's visit to israel. we have a live look at mahmoud abbas, the palestinian president, is speaking. no major moves in israelis or pat stinians palestinians as a result of this visit. mr. obama reviewed the dead sea skroe scrolls of 972 texts discovered in what is now known as the west bank. president obama is expected to speak later today to the israeli people in jerusalem. >>> coming up at 5:40, a live report on what this visit means for the u.s. and for the president >>> it is home away from home for tens of thousands of californians. now, this morning, a proposal underway bringing some big-time changes to yo simty. "today i
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. will it help in oakland and san francisco? >> and remembering the rock, 50 years ago today, alcatraz officially closed. we'll catch up to a photographer that was there on that day. we'll be right back. >>> exactly 50 years ago today, the last prisoners left all can't -- alcatraz. >> it once housed famous people, such as the bird man. what is being done to mark the historic day. >> reporter: the old walls of alcatraz island, to many, an historic playground, drawing many visitors throughout the year. but he remembers the place he worked, called home. >> well, i was here seven years, and my sons were born while we were here. >> reporter: he worked as a guard, during the days when it was still a working prison. you can hear the sounds of the inmates. >> maybe they were upset about something, and they would grab all of their steel beds, let them drop down, when you get 300 beds dropping down at the same time. it is earth-shaking. >> reporter: just as vivid as the day exactly 50 years ago when alcatraz closed for good. >> i felt terrible that last day, though, knowing that this was it. when i saw tha
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Mar 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
the cities of berkeley, oakland and san leandro plan to fly the rainbow flag in solidarity with the lgbt movement next week. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> friends, family and loved ones gathered to remember a 16-year-old musician who died while walking home near train tracks on tuesday. hundreds pay tribute to him at a candle light vigil. he died tuesday afternoon when a passenger train clipped him on train tracks near virginia avenue. his family says he was on his way home wearing head phones and listening to music and didn't hear the train. >> the conductor, please, please, whoever was driving that train, i want you to know, i do not blame you. i'm so sorry you have to live with the sight of hitting my son. i know it wasn't your fault. >> at lincoln high school, he taught himself how to play guitar in the seventh grade and recently performed at mike nights and cafes around downtown san jose. >>> 5:6 right now. the oakland police department graduating a new group of officers from its police academy and will start another round next week. opd sa
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Mar 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
in oakland. police say they received a call just after midnight from a witness saying a car struck a man walking on foothill boulevard near cole street. that car took off before officers arrived. the victim died at the scene. right now, police are not releasing any suspect, description or vehicle description. also in the east bay, the investigation continues into the shooting of a man who alameda county sheriff's deputies said to be appeared to be taking aim at them. that suspect remains in the hospital this morning. police say they got a call from a family member inside a home on seven hills road near castor valley boulevard around 7:00 last night. that person who left the home told police that a relative inside was behaving threateningly and abusively. soon after that, police say the suspect himself called 911, saying he was going to, quote, shoot up the world. he later called back saying he knew police were coming for him and he would shoot any officer who came close to the home. sheriff deputies arrived near the scene in a special bulletproof vehicle and they say that's when they saw
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Mar 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
the safety of a popular street festival in oakland answered tonight. thousands of people did show up for the first friday arts festival. according to police and city leaders the celebration can go on in spite of the deadly shooting last month. nbc bay area's jean elle where the cleanup is under way. >> reporter: the oakland police department said so far so good, jessica. thousands of artists and art lovers turned telegraph avenue into a giant street party tonight all while making a point of remembering recent violence. >> put your peace signs up. >> reporter: a call for peace in oakland after a deadly shooting following last month's event. >> it really impacted the way people brought themselves. >> reporter: the violent didn't scare them away. art lovers gathered into rock, paper scissors. the creative spirit is thriving in a city struggling with violence. >> it's important to keep the optimism going but also to be mindful of what happened in the past. >> reporter: hoping to prevent trouble, oakland police officers made their presence known. event organizers reduced the size of the s
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Mar 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
to oakland. what a day. cities are coming out strong in support of same-sex marriage. oakland is next. that's why we came here. in about 45 minutes, they are going to raise a rainbow flag at city hall to fly on the days when the court reviews prop 8 and defense of marriage act. one east bay councilmember thinks it will send a strong message. >> the rainbow flag went up the pole near city hall in berkeley this morning proudly. >> we have five cities all unified in sending a message of support and encouragement to the lgbt community and to state people who believe in equality as well. >> reporter: as the u.s. supreme court considers california's ban on same-sex marriage, prop 8. councilmember chris worthington recalls berkeley's long-standing support for marriage equality. >> during '96 and '97, the city of berkeley had some of the same kind of discussion that's going on all over the country in the last couple of years. so i guess berkeley was about 16 or 17 years ahead of our time. >> it's an historic day. i've been working towards lgbt rights onfor a long time. >> judy is on the school boar
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Mar 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
:00. reporting live in oakland, kristi smith, nbc bay area news. >>> new video into the newsroom now where the scene of an accident where a garbage truck hit a grandmother and a 7-year-old girl. this happened in san francisco along the embarcadero near broadway around 7:00 this morning. the girl was put inside an ambulance with her leg in a splint and her neck in a brace. the grandmother was also taken to the hospital. their injuries are considered to be nonlight threatening, though. police cleared the scene within an hour. about 20 people are without a home this morning after an overnight fire ripped through their apartment building. this all happened in the bay view district at 3rd and mckinnon. take a look at these flames. officials say the fire kept spreading and just became too tough to contain because of how close the buildings are. it took crews a few hours to finally control the fire. neighbors say an explosion woke them up about 1:00 a.m. >> i went to the front room and i seen the fire trucks. i went to my son's bedroom, which is in the middle. i seen all these flames bell owing t
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
. look at san francisco and oakland. this is mainly a south bay and santa cruz rain event. notice the areas of yellow and orange still from officially areas down toward san jose and down toward the southwest. all of these locations picking up about a third of an inch of rain. livermore seeing some snow. it's pretty interesting about this moisture. it's going east to west. if you're going to travel to los angeles tomorrow, that might get shut down. so for the bay area, hour by hour, we'll see widespread moderate rain transitioning to some skaterred showers. i still think areas around san jose and river more may see a few showers earlier in the rain. things are clearing out and warming up big time for the weekend. >> it was an emotional good-bye today for those two fae fallen police officers. >> it was a powerful day filled with tears, a little laughter and respect. we were reminded of the the thin, blue line that sprats criminals from police officers. and that a little positive impact can go a long way. >> the flag-draped coffins were placed by two police cars. governor brown and c
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Mar 11, 2013 5:00pm PDT
details now in the case of a missing oakland woman. friends and family hope surveillance video will help find her. this shows the 31-year-old power walking along the sidewalk on the corner of 34th and telegraph last thursday morning. friends and family say they haven't seen or heard from her since. she had a ticket to fly to dallas on friday morning to intend the weekend visiting her brother. instead, her brother flew here to oakland to help search for her. >> i just want to know where she, you know? she's my sister. we're so close. she's my best friend in the whole world, you know? i love her so much. >> late this afternoon, police told us that she was spotted in west oakland after her purported disappearance. police also say they are not asking for the media's help, would not say why. >>> a man is now facing murder charges in connection with saturday's deadly crash that took three lives in daily city. 28-year-old dennis macedo slammed his car into another vehicle on a residential street just west of interstate 280. police say he was racing away from another hit-and-run crash involving
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Mar 11, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to apply for $100 for each day he was wrongfully incarcerated. last year, ronald ross of oakland was also freed. >>> new details in the case of the disgraced bay area supervisor, he already pleaded guilty and agreed to admit he used campaign funds. we received a tip from a san jose county clerk. a possible forged signature on a campaign form. he served two terms as a san jose city councilman. and a local school board before becoming supervisor. >>> the city's ninth homicide of e year and a third in less than a week. the latest shooting happened around 4:30 this morning at capital and mersa. the man died on that drive way. arrests have been made and police have not released the suspect's description. >>> a sunnyvale man is facing homicide charges tonight. 28-year-old dennis muceda plowed his car into another car saturday night. police believe he was racing away from a hit and run crash when he caused the deadly accident. a woman and her two sons, ages 14 and 23 were all killed. the adult's girlfriend was also in the car and remains hospitalized tonight. detectives are trying to determine i
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Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
on the road crews right now. look at the shots of oakland, past the coliseum. they're laying the arrows. the fast lane is blocked right now. but the off-ramp is open. the drive heading up towards 980. but in downtown, you might lose speed in both directions. no major slowing. a little issue heading to 980 itself and 580 eastbound. the flow over the bridge, moving smoothly for i-80, guys. back to you. >> it is 4:35 right now. >>> one man is dead this morning after police say he tried to run over an officer with his car. this all happened on jerlin drive in an unincorporated area of san jose. three police officers tried to pull over a stolen car. that driver reportedly refused to stop. he instead rammed the back of a police car. police say the suspect tried to run him over. that's when the officer fired the deadly shot. >> two, quick shots. pop, pop. and that's when all the fire department and all the rest of the cops showed up. >> that suspect died at the hospital. police say another person was in that stolen car and is right now being questioned as a witness. no officers were hurt. >>>
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Mar 28, 2013 4:30am PDT
series. a three-part exhibition with the oakland a's. tonight's game starts at 7:15. yesterday, the giants gave us a sneak peek at some of the big games. home opener, april 5th against the st. louis cardinals. on the 7th. the players will get their world series rings. on may 3rd, it is metallica night, the bay area band will perform the national anthem. on july 10th, the giants slumber party after the game. fans will camp out after the game at at&t park. >> i think that's fun. >> absolutely. great thing to do with the family. be sure to tune in to nbc bay area where you can watch the giants take on the a's. game time, 7:15 right here on the broadcast home of the world champion giants. >>> want to check the forecast with meteorologist, christina loren. things happening today. >> oh, yeah, it is happening. things are going to get a little bit more active as we head through the next couple of days. good morning to you, laura, marla. good morning to you at home. so close to the all-important weekend. temperatures and conditions will be similar to what we experienced yesterday. we h
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Mar 6, 2013 5:00am PST
at 21 miles per hour in navado. travel cautiously. oakland sustained at 25 miles per hour. that means you could get caught by a strong gust as you cross the bay bridge this morning. let's talk about showers. take you to the future via future cast. most of the moisture starting to lighten up and press to the south. by mid-morning we'll see spotty activity. at 6:00 p.m. starting to clear out. we are not cone yet. more rain on the way as we head through thursday morning just in time. you said it, for the morning rush. unfortunately that's how the storms have been timing out for a couple of months. 56 degrees in livermore. 58 in fremont. 57 degrees in san b jose. you think about the rain coming through after the front passes. the cold air settles in. low snow levels. we could see another round of foothills snow through tomorrow morning. that's what we are talking about. by friday we clear you out. showers lipger saturday morning but the sun comes back. we warm into the 60s. look at monday. weather whiplash again. a 20-degree jump between today and monday. we'll enjoy the 70s. don't forget
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Mar 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the week with her brother. instead he has flown to oakland to look for her. >> right now we should be in dallas. we should be, you know, going to a museum or driving to austin. and she had every plan of doing that. she was looking forward to it and i was looking forward to it. >> reporter: friends from her church have been plastering flyers up all over town. gene says they usually phone or text each other nearly daily. >> i'm worried sick. i'm just beside myself. i'm sick with worry. she is funny. she's smart. she is creative. she's wonderful and we miss her. we are just at a loss without her. >> she owns an i.t. consulting company based in oakland lost her husband to cancer last year but friends and family say she was learning to find happiness with how her life was moving on. they just want to know she is safe. >> i just want to know where she is. she is my sister. we are so close. she is my best friend in the whole world. i love her so much. >> reporter: and we are back here live. these fliers are plastered up all over the neighborhood. police informed us that the missing woman
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
and no more than 15 children to each care provider >>> the oakland police department is working on a new way to fight crime. the department will talk about a plan to redistrict switching from the current format of two police districts to one which would be made up of five smaller once. the first would be in east oakland and should be in place by this saturday. each district would be managed by two police captains who would be responsible for community outreach and officer deployment. they both would report to chief howard jordan. the department feels this is the best way to deal with crime considering its limited number of officers. >> all right. limited chance to enjoy the 70-degree temperatures. >> small window. >> is that the only window for today? >> we will see it open up the end of the week but not before much-needed rain. thanks for waking up with us, specially on a post st. paddy's day monday. we don't have any thick fog to slow you down. the winds aren't gusting just yet but they will pick up. 43 degrees in river more. 46, san jose. overall, not that bad. it is not going to bite you
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Mar 19, 2013 5:00am PDT
seems slow. no problem for the eastbound freeway. oakland, we had construction crews. a couple of trucks clearing the area. no major slowing anymore, north of the coliseum. we have highway 4 westbound. that's pretty standard. >>> 5:19 right now. and a singer hit a sour note during a bay area show, that would be a bold understatement. and this morning, the outrage being heard around the world. her name, michelle shock. and he shock, performed at yoshii's in san francisco sunday night, when she launched into an anti-gay rant on stage. the audience started booing and protesting. most of the crowd eventually leaving. the staff ended up literally pulling the plug on the 51-year-old. >> turn on the lights. turn off the microphone and please get her off the stage. this cannot happen anywhere, especially in this day and age. and most disturbing in san francisco. >> fans have taken to twitter and youtube, posting videos showing them destroying her cds. she is not getting paid for her effort. and is not welcome back. other venues is now following suit, cancelling her performances. >>> it is 5:20.
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
with that rain. watch the south bay. look over here toward oakland. seeing also the effects of the rain. kind of dark. little glow from the lights. wet conditions throughout. 880 picks up the volume from this shot. green painted on our map as well. i showed you the arrows where the camera was. wet roadway conditions because of earlier rains. if it's not currently raining where you are, you have the slick off-ramps still. north broadway, downtown oakland, stalled vehicle blocking the slow lane. we see the backup already as you're heading into downtown oakland. we'll continue to track that. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows you the backup in the cash lanes. still showing an advantage. metering lights likely turn on in the next few minutes. we'll see all these lanes filling in the next few. right now pretty easy drive at the toll plaza itself. east shore freeway west 80 through sunol and san pablo. blue means standing water, puddling and ponding likely just off interstate 80. smooth ride out of carcinas and sunol. pleasant hill likely to see more standing water. no problems across tha
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